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Public sector organisations are being driven to produce greater efficiencies and cost savings, and the NHS in particular is facing the requirement to do more with less, and deliver better and more effective care while at the same time reducing a fiscal deficit. This economic challenge has been the catalyst…
Charity BRACE has provided funding to University of Plymouth scientists for a pilot study which could find a new drug treatment for dementia Scientists from Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry (PUPSMD) have received funding of more than £58,500 from BRACE, a charity which supports research into Alzheimer’s…
From lay input in research to how a clinic runs, from medical revalidation to patient forums, healthcare professionals increasingly need effective patient input if they are to provide a relevant, sustainable and effective service. Conversely, patients and the public have the right to contribute to, advise and inform not just…
A workshop exploring the many forms of self criticism and how new research could help people quieten its voice is taking place at Plymouth University this autumn. Hosted by the Faculty of Health and Human Sciences from 12-14 September, the three-day event is entitled Introduction to Theory and Practice of…
A pan-European consortium of researchers and diagnostics experts led by Plymouth University, has received funding of €3.5 million for a project which could revolutionise the effectiveness of Alzheimer’s diagnosis and clinical drug trials – which in turn may lead to disease-modifying treatments and prevention strategies. The funding comes from European…
Friday 4 March sees the fifth Plymouth Dementia Conference at the Guildhall in the city. Each year has seen the event grow, not just in size but also in influence. This year is no exception, with a keynote speeches from Jeremy Hughes, Chief Executive of the Alzheimer’s Society, Hilary Duxford…
The 5th Plymouth Dementia Conference takes place in Plymouth Guildhall on 4 March 2016, and has again attracted a variety of national experts who will address issues around the growing phenomenon of dementia. Chaired by Angela Rippon OBE, Ambassador for the Alzheimer’s Society and Co-Chair of the Prime Minister’s Dementia…
A Plymouth University graduate who has devoted the past eight years to helping vulnerable and traumatised children in South Africa has been nominated for a national honour. Harrison Nash, who graduated from the BSc (Hons) Social Work course in 2011, will receive a British Citizen Award (BCA) at a ceremony…
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